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Jakarta Post

UGM discussion on removal of presidents leads to death threats

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 2 2020   /  01:00 am
Gajah Mada university Yogyakarta(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University (UGM) has canceled a planned online discussion about the constitutional mechanism for removing a president from office after students and a professor received death threats and faced other forms of intimidation. The Constitutional Law Society (CLS), the student community that organized the discussion, said the event, scheduled for Friday, was meant to be a response to recent public discussions about the possibility of dismissing the President for what some perceive as his inadequate handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. “The aim of the discussion was to inform the public about the dismissal of a president from a constitutional law point of view,” CLS head Aditya Halimawan said in a written statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Saturday. On Thursday, a poster of the discussion went viral after a man named Bagas Pujilaksono, w...